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I am reminded of Marshall McLuhan's description of the role of the artist:
As a cultural mediator, it is the role of the artist to keep the community in conscious relation to the changing and hidden ground of its preferred objectives ...[the]... strategy is to construct an anti-environment, which is the normal activity of the artist, the only person in the culture whose whole business is the retraining and updating of sensibility.
Of course, logic cannot cope with changes in the ground because it takes the ground as given and focuses only on the figure. Logic cannot survive the abandonment of objectivity - a fact modern science continues to grapple with.
A Japaneses proverb states: "a good spy sees with blurred vision" - Although this is a clumsy translation, I believe we can understand the sentiment: awareness of the total environment is by necessity imprecise, transitory and the realm of the intuitive.